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SubjectRe: [PATCH] loop file resizable
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Andrew Morton:
> Well if we're going to do this then I guess we'll need to tell the
> util-linux people about it, as users will be needing some tool with
> which to access the new fucntionality.
>
> Presumably that would be some enhancement to losetup, or perhaps a new
> tool. Could the util-linux people please have a think about this and
> comment?
>
> Also, I'm not sure that the user interface is terribly good. The user
> must extend the file size and then we tell the loop driver to use all
> of the new file size. it would be better (more flexible) to allow
> userspace to explicitly pass in the new size for the loop device.
>
> But I'm not sure that this is worth bothering about.

Here is the utility named logrow.

J. R. Okajima

----------------------------------------------------------------------
/*
* Copyright (C) 2005-2008 Junjiro Okajima
*
* This program, aufs is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
* it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
* the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or
* (at your option) any later version.
*
* This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
* but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
* MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the
* GNU General Public License for more details.
*
* You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
* along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software
* Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin St, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301 USA
*/
/*
* $Id: logrow.c,v 1.1 2008/11/17 01:59:40 sfjro Exp $
*/
#include <linux/fs.h>
#include <linux/loop.h>
#include <sys/ioctl.h>
#include <sys/stat.h>
#include <sys/types.h>
#include <assert.h>
#include <errno.h>
#include <fcntl.h>
#include <stdio.h>
#include <stdlib.h>
#include <unistd.h>

#define _GNU_SOURCE
#include <getopt.h>

char *me;

void usage(FILE *f)
{
fprintf(f, "%s [options] loop_dev [backend_file]\n"
"-s, --set new_size_in_bytes\n"
"\twhen backend_file is given, "
"it will be expanded too while keeping the original contents\n",
me);
}
struct option opts[] = {
{
.name = "set",
.has_arg = 1,
.flag = NULL,
.val = 's'
},
{
.name = "help",
.has_arg = 0,
.flag = NULL,
.val = 'h'
}
};
void err_size(char *name, __u64 old)
{
fprintf(stderr, "size must be larger than current %s (%llu)\n",
name, old);
}
int main(int argc, char *argv[])
{
int fd, err, c, i, bfd;
ssize_t ssz;
size_t sz;
__u64 old, new, append;
char a[BUFSIZ];
struct stat st;
FILE *out;
char *backend, *dev;
err = EINVAL;
out = stderr;
me = argv[0];
new = 0;
while ((c = getopt_long(argc, argv, "s:h", opts, &i)) != -1) {
switch (c) {
case 's':
errno = 0;
new = strtoull(optarg, NULL, 0);
if (errno) {
err = errno;
perror(argv[i]);
goto out;
}
break;
case 'h':
err = 0;
out = stdout;
goto err;

default:
perror(argv[i]);
goto err;
}
}
if (optind < argc)
dev = argv[optind++];
else
goto err;
fd = open(dev, O_RDONLY);
if (fd < 0) {
err = errno;
perror(dev);
goto out;
}
err = ioctl(fd, BLKGETSIZE64, &old);
if (err) {
err = errno;
perror("ioctl BLKGETSIZE64");
goto out;
}
if (!new) {
printf("%llu\n", old);
goto out;
}
if (new < old) {
err = EINVAL;
err_size(dev, old);
goto out;
}
if (optind < argc) {
backend = argv[optind++];
bfd = open(backend, O_WRONLY|O_APPEND);
if (bfd < 0) {
err = errno;
perror(backend);
goto out;
}
err = fstat(bfd, &st);
if (err) {
err = errno;
perror(backend);
goto out;
}
if (new < st.st_size) {
err = EINVAL;
err_size(backend, st.st_size);
goto out;
}
append = new - st.st_size;
sz = sizeof(a);
while (append > 0) {
if (append < sz)
sz = append;
ssz = write(bfd, a, sz);
if (ssz != sz) {
err = errno;
perror(backend);
goto out;
}
append -= sz;
}
err = fsync(bfd);
if (err) {
err = errno;
perror(backend);
goto out;
}
}
err = ioctl(fd, LOOP_SET_CAPACITY, new);
if (err) {
err = errno;
perror("ioctl LOOP_SET_CAPACITY");
}
goto out;
err:
usage(out);
out:
return err;
}

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